Lahore Qalandar VS Quetta Gladiators Match Highlights of 26th PSL 2018
Here we are presenting the Cricket Match Highlights of the most thrilling 26th PSL 2018 Match played between Lahore Qalandars Vs Quetta Gladiators. Lahore Qaladars won the match by 17 Runs but they still couldn’t qualify for the players off.
Lahore Qalandar Batting Overview
After the Gladiators won the toss and elected to field first, Zaman and Anton Devcich opened the innings for the Qalandars. Anwar Ali and Shane Watson, meanwhile, shared the new ball for the two-time finalists.
Defeats and decent starts have been the two constants for Lahore in PSL 2018. Fortunately, the first one they managed to shake off in their last two games. And fortunately, the second one stuck with them. At least in this game. The Qalandars were 42-0 after 5 overs, with both their left-handed openers once again looking in good touch.
Check out Devcich’s pretty flick over the backward square leg boundary for a maximum. Seventh over saw Karachi-born Mir Hamza introduced into the attack. The left-arm pacer, who impressed the commentators with his smooth bowling action, took a wicket in his first-ever PSL over, bowling out Agha Salman. The risk taken by Salman by coming down the track was completely unnecessary but completely in line with the Qalandars’ batting strategy this PSL.
Zaman, in particular, delivered merciless beating to Rahat in the 15h over, plundering the pacer for 24 runs off just six balls that featured three 6s and a 4.
Zaman’s magnificent 50-ball 94-run innings finally came to an end in the 16th over. He fell six runs short of PSL 2018’s first ton as Anwar did the damage.
With such a massive 187-run target to chase, most teams tend to lose hope early on but not this Quetta side.
Quetta Gladiators Batting Overview
The pairing of Watson and Jason Roy provided their side just the start they wanted, with the latter showing no signs that it was his first match of the tournament.
By the end of 5 overs, the plucky side from Balochistan had piled up 52 runs and were clearly unfazed by the massive total they had to chase.
Roy’s debut innings in PSL 2018 came to an end in the next over as Narine, who’s been excellent with the ball lately, trapped him in front of the wickets.
Halfway through their innings, Quetta were 76-4 and 111 runs adrift of their target.
The 12th over, bowled by Yasir Shah, was arguably the most action-packed of the tournament. On the opening ball, Rilee Rossouw was adjudged lbw but took a review and was proven right. He smacked a 6 on the next ball, while a stumping chance was missed on the third.
Some intelligent batting meant the task after three more overs was: Quetta needed 34 runs off just 12 balls. But Sohail Khan bowled an excellent 19th — his baffling reaction to Shah not responding to him notwithstanding.
Sarfraz and co needed 27 off the final over — a task they couldn’t accomplish, falling 17 runs short.
Match Highlights – Lahore Qalandar VS Quetta Gladiators
Short Highlights | Lahore Qalandars Vs Quetta Gladiators | Match 26 | 14 March | HBL PSL 2018
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